TRI Faculty and Facilitators

TRI Faculty include TRM Master Trainers, CRM Master Trainers and Training Facilitators.

Alondra L. Thompson, LCSW

Alondra L. Thompson, LCSW specializes with those dealing with unexpected birth outcomes. Ms. Thompson's interventions include Trauma Resiliency Model and Motivational Interviewing. She works at a community clinic in Yolo County, has a private practice in Sacramento, California and is an adjunct faculty member at California State University, Sacramento. As a member of the Multicultural Counseling and Consulting Associates (MCCA), she provides consultation services to community-based organizations, schools, universities, and other public and private institutions. Ms. Thompson has facilitated at the Trauma Resiliency Model Trainings and is helping to coordinate our consultation groups in Sacramento as TRI creates capacity in Sacramento.

Bill Cross, PhD LMFT

Bill Cross, PhD LMFT has been a practicing psychotherapist for over 40 years working with veterans, other individuals, couples and families. He specializes with those dealing with histories of trauma. His practice includes Somatic Experiencing and Trauma Resiliency and he conducts Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction classes at the Zen Center of Syracuse, N.Y. He is a combat veteran and in addition to being a West Point graduate, taught leadership and psychology at West Point after his service in Viet Nam.  He also is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Onondaga Community College and was awarded the State University of New York Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Cynthia Costas Cohen, LMFT

Cynthia Costas Cohen is a licensed psychotherapist in Beverly Hills, California. She earned her Masters’ degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles during which time she interned at a community mental health clinic and a juvenile detention center.

Cynthia served on the board of The Robert McCormick Boys and Girls Club of Chicago for many years where she worked in fundraising and orchestrating events. She is currently on the board of the My Hero Project, a not-for-profit educational organization that provides children all over the world with an opportunity to use media and video technology to share their stories of the people in their lives that have impacted them. Cynthia assists in the bi-annual film festivals, event planning and fundraising.

Cynthia is known for her expertise in trauma, utilizing many modalities. She studied hypnosis under the tutelage of renowned hypnotherapists Dr. Michael Yapko and Dr. Jeffrey Zeig. She is certified by The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis as well as being a certified EMDR practitioner. Cynthia also co-facilitates trainings for The Trauma Resource Institute that utilizes an integrative mind-body intervention based on somatic therapies.

Her friendship and professional association with lifestyle and fitness expert Jim Karas led to the creation of their book, The 7-Day Energy Surge, a New York Times bestseller.

Daniel Bruce

Daniel Bruce, National & Internationally recognized teacher and clinician of Mindfulness Meditation, Qigong/Tai Chi, Acupuncture, and founder of the Santa Fe Center for Conscious Living. Daniel has been involved with TRI since it’s beginning, assisting at various national and international sites for the past 7 years, most recently in Haiti. Daniel is a former Marine combat veteran having served in Viet Nam. That experience and his training in Somatic Experiencing (SE) and the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) inform Daniel’s participation in representing the TRI model.

Daniel Mermin, Ph.D

Daniel Mermin, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in Asheville, NC., with over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist with couples, individuals, families, and groups. Currently he specializes in working with adult survivors of childhood or more recent trauma; couples in crisis; and men's issues.

Dan has a broad base of training in various therapy approaches, including individual psychodynamic and experiential therapy, Imago therapy for couples, Bowenian family systems therapy, and a number of body-focused approaches--Gestalt therapy, Psychomotor therapy, Somatic Experiencing, and most recently, the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM). He has also conducted numerous workshops for professionals, particularly in the area of predictable consequences of childhood abuse, and experiential methods for its treatment.

He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University.

Contact information:
53 Arlington St. (828) 251-5096
Asheville, NC 28801 djmermin@gmail.com

Ellen Elgart, LISW

Ellen has been a psychotherapist in private practice in Washington, D.C. and Santa Fe, NM for almost 30 years. She specializes in the areas of substance abuse, adoption, depression, recovery and trauma from a somatic, neurobiological perspective. She has worked with the Trauma Resource Institute since its inception and has travelled globally to all of TRI’s International projects and has taught and facilitated at many of the domestic trainings for TRI. Most recently she coordinated the Haiti Earthquake Relief Project for TRI.

Eva Nagel, PhD

J. Eva Nagel has a psychotherapy practice in Schenectady and Saratoga Springs, New York. She earned a master’s degree in Waldorf Education, and founded the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs. She later attended Lesley University in Cambridge Massachusetts for her PhD which focused on resilience in adolescent girls. Dr. Nagel founded Side by Side, a dynamic youth leadership program in NYC, PA and LA. She has worked with The People’s Institute for Undoing Racism and with Peacemaking Circles, a tool for restorative justice. She teaches at SUNY Adirondack College and has served as a consultant at RPI, Power of Hope and Brown School. She is a facilitator with the Trauma Resource Institute. She is also a published author. Eva is a wife of 1, mother of 4 and proud Grandmother of 2!

Jan Click, LCSW

Jan Click, LCSW, retired from the Veterans Administration in 2012 after 32 years of service. Ms. Click has been a consultant to the Trauma Resource Institute as a result of her vast experience in working with veterans and their families. She is a Master Trainer for the Trauma Resource Institute and coordinated the Veterans Extension Project for TRI which was funded by the Mental Health Services Act. Ms. Click is also an EMDR Certified Therapist and EMDR Approved Consultant and has been a facilitator at EMDR trainings for the Department of the Army. She is a renowned national expert in the area of innovative treatments, helping our veterans and families heal from the repercussions of combat zone and military trauma. Ms. Click offers a free monthly TRM telephone consultation call that is open to clinicians working with active duty military, veterans and their families. Ms. Click has a psychotherapy practice in Encino and Valencia where she specializes in treating both military and civilian trauma.

Jennifer Burton, LMFT, CEAT

Jennifer Burton is a licensed marriage family therapist, certified EMDR therapist, and expressive arts therapist in Los Angeles.  Jennifer has worked with the Trauma Resource Institute (TRI) since 2006.  She is a master trainer for TRI, co-teaching both Level 1 and Level 2 Trainings in addition to developing specialty classes for TRM and coordinating and co-facilitating TRM consultation groups.  Jennifer has been instrumental as one of TRI’s lead trainers in bringing TRM-Community Resiliency Model skills to underserved populations within San Bernardino County through a large grant funded by the State of California.   In addition to working at Sherman Oaks Hospital where she leads both process and dance-movement therapy groups for chronically mentally ill adults, Jennifer has a private practice specializing in trauma and attachment issues with children, adults, couples, and families.

Jessica Klein, LCSW

Jessica is a passionate and active practitioner of the Trauma Resiliency Model in her psychotherapy practice. As a somatically oriented psychotherapist, Jessica focuses on wellness by integrating a mind/body approach informed by the most recent neuroscience. Jessica was part of TRI's international team to Haiti. Jessica specializes in treating trauma, with extensive experience working with sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse.

Jessica M. Karas, M.A., LMFT

Jessica M. Karas, a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, received her Masters in Marriage Family Therapy at Argosy University in San Diego and her B.A. in Psychology at San Diego State University.   Ms. Karas completed her internship hours at Bay Recovery Center and Alvarado Parkway Institute in San Diego.   Jessica is a facilitator at the Trauma Resiliency Model trainings and assisted the director with a conference in Nairobi, Kenya for community activists from 17 African nations working to end female genital mutilation.  She also facilitated at a training at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.   Ms. Karas has a private practice in San Diego, California, specializing in helping individuals, couples and families.   Ms. Karas was the featured therapist in two episodes of  Intervention, an A&E television reality series.

Joel Andres, LMFT

Joel Andres has a private practice in Beverly Hills, California. He is EMDR-certified, as well as psychodynamically and somatically trained, and specializes in unresolved situational and developmental trauma, attachment, issues effecting minors, issues effecting males, separation and divorce, sexual orientation and gender, and issues related to authority/autonomy and the impact of the legal system. He currently teaches Neurobiology of Trauma, Treatment of Trauma, Treatment of Co-occurring Substance Abuse and PTSD, Professional Ethics and the Law, Child and Adolescent Development, Child Advocacy and Object Relations at Antioch University Los Angeles in the Masters of Psychology Program. Prior to working as a psychotherapist, Joel navigated Los Angeles County’s complex dependency court system as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for children in foster care, worked as a litigator in state and federal court in California, and as an investigative reporter. In addition to his private practice and teaching experience, Joel is proud to work with Trauma Resource Institute as a facilitator and instructor. He holds degrees from Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Antioch University Los Angeles.

Karin S. Hart, PhD

Dr. Karin S. Hart is a clinical psychologist, with a specialty in anxiety, trauma, and stress management issues. She is certified as an Approved Consultant in clinical hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and has completed advanced training in EMDR. Dr. Hart holds a faculty appointment at Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffin School of Medicine, UCLA. She is Past President of Los Angeles County Psychological Association. Dr. Hart maintains a private practice in Agoura Hills.

Kerry Brady, MA, SEP

Kerry Brady, MA, SEP, Kerry has over 25 years of experience in transformational modalities including non-dual wisdom approaches, psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, bodywork, nature-based retreats and vision quests. Through her own intimate knowing of what it is to let go into unchartered territory, she brings a distinctly grounded approach to guiding individuals and groups in moving with more ease and freedom into the mysteries of the unknown.
Kerry has served as faculty at Animas Valley Institute, Regenerative Design Institute and the California Institute of Integral Studies where she and Brian Swimme co-teach courses on living in participatory engagement within a living universe. Additionally, she is a facilitator at the Trauma Resource Institute and is currently integrating their Community Resilience Model with permaculture principles and practices to create programs supporting resilience in both the human and Earth communities.

Kim Cookson, Psy.D

Kim Cookson, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist, having received her doctorate in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Currently, Dr. Cookson is the Trauma Training Director at the Southern California Counseling Center. Previously she was the Doctoral Training Director at SCCC. She is certified in EMDR and has a private practice in the Century City area where she sees individuals and couples who come with issues ranging from trauma, anxiety and depression to life transitions and relational struggles. Dr. Cookson states that the TRM model has become essential to her work – whether working primarily in the somatic realm or integrating it into EMDR or talk therapy.

Linda T. Klane, LMFT

Linda Klane is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Professional Counselor treating trauma survivors in Woodland Hills, CA. For 20 years she supervised MFT interns under  CARE Associates and paraprofessional counselors at Temple Beth Hillel. She is certified in EMDR and Clinical Hypnosis. She worked at VAMC Sepulveda where she published research on Human Memory and at UCLA in the Section on Legal Psychiatry. She served as Chair for the BBS Task Force on Child Abuse, Alcoholism and Drug Dependency and as member on the L.A.County Task Force on Incest Survivors. A member of Psi Chi and Order of the Old Well at UNC, she has presented workshops at CSUN and L.A.Valley College and qualified as Expert Witness on Child Abuse in Ventura County.

Marina Compean, LCSW

Marina Compean is a bilingual, bicultural Licensed Clinical Social worker. She is the Director of Behavioral Health Programs at South Central Family Health Center.  Previously, she served on Faculty at White Memorial Medical Center Family Residency Program.  Ms. Compean received her Masters degree in Social Welfare at UCLA and trained at the UCLA Neuropsychology Institute. For the last 14 years, she has provided clinical services for at-risk children and youth, LGBTQ young adults, as well as adults in community centers, schools, and medical settings.  Ms. Compean has developed a curriculum and patient-centered care programs infused with mind-body principles, and informed by interpersonal neurobiology. She maintains a small psychotherapy private practice and is active with Trauma Resource Institute.  She has assisted in translating the TRM/CRM materials into Spanish and pioneered teaching CRM Training in Spanish with Martha Parra, LCSW.   Her professional interests include: depression, anxiety, chronic stress, coping with life transitions and life-limiting illness, as well trauma

Martha Parra, LCSW

Martha Parra is a bicultural and bilingual, Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She is currently working at the Department of Behavioral Health with the County of San Bernardino with the Juvenile Justice System.  Ms. Parra received her Master’s degree in Social Work at University of Southern California (USC), where she specialized in the Community Organization Planning and Administration (COPA).  Ms. Parra has extensive experience working with the geriatric population, crisis intervention, substance abuse, at-risk children such as foster care youth, LGBTQ, and gang members.  She has also provided counseling and spiritual instruction for children and adolescents on a volunteer basis.  For the last 11 years, she has provided clinical services and crisis services for children, transitional aged youth, adults, and older adults in community centers, schools, and outpatient clinics.  Most recently, her work has included training clinicians, managers, and support staff in the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) at the Department of Behavioral Health and training community members within the Community Resiliency Model (CRM).   Ms. Parra has also provided services for families interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents.  She is also currently a Master Trainer and Facilitator with the Trauma Resource Institute (TRI).

Mary Zinkin, Ph.D.

Mary Zinkin co-founded and serves as Assistant Professor in the Conflict Resolution Graduate Program at Portland State University. She teaches Negotiation and Mediation, Advanced Mediation, Transforming Anger, Applied Conflict Interventions, Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency, and supervises the Conflict Resolution Resource Center. She is committed to developing reflective practitioners, and teaches Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness in the classroom and in the community. Mary also received Level One and Level Two Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) training in becoming an Ordained Buddhist Chaplain. Understanding deeply the involuntary relationship that is created when crime is committed, Mary facilitates Restorative Justice Dialogues between victims/survivors of crime and offenders. Mary has trained and consulted with law enforcement officers for fifteen years, and now uses the Community Resiliency Model (CRM) to support police officers involved in critical incidents. Mary offers spiritual direction at the Interfaith Spiritual Center and serves as a Facilitator for CRM trainings.

MaryLynn Barrett, LCSW

Mary Lynn Barrett has dual master’s degrees in social work and public health from the University of Washington.  Ms. Barrett works at  Western North Carolina as Behavioral Medicine faculty in a Family Practice Residency Program.  Her Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) training has allowed her to not only explain the physical and emotional effects of chronic stress and trauma in the body but  to teach medical providers specific skills to ameliorate those effects and build the resiliency of their patients. Ms. Barrett  has training in Somatic Experiencing, CBT modalities, Object Relations and insight oriented therapies. She has particular interest in neuroaffective modalities. She is fluent in Spanish.  Ms. Barrett has conducted research about using TRM skills with Family Practice Residency Training and has presented at the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine Conferences.

Melissa Boley, LCPC

Melissa Boley began her career in social services in 1978. She has worked many different venues in social services from Hartford Ct. to Seattle, with diverse populations and age groups. She obtained her Masters in 1986, and has been in Private Practice since 1990 in SunValley , Idaho. She is founder and Director of The Sexual Abuse Family Recovery Program and Shared Parenting Seminars in the Wood River Valley.  Melissa is also an Intern Supervisor for the State of Idaho, a Teaching Assistant for Somatic Experiencing and a TRI Consultant and Facilitator. Melissa is Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and holds advanced certifications in EMDR and family therapy.

Merdice Ellis, LMFT

Merdice Ellis is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
In her private practice in West Los Angeles Merdice works with clients dealing with unresolved grief, trauma and phase of life transitioning. Beginning in 2011 Merdice began her training and subsequent work with (TRI) Trauma Resource Institute. She has participated as a co-trainer teaching TRI’s-Community Resiliency Model and as a group facilitator for the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM). She has also given educational presentations and worked with other community based organizations such as 18th Street Art’s Complex, The Writer’s Guild and The Psychological Trauma Center. For several years Merdice worked within the Foster Care community as a counselor and Group Home Administrator. Merdice holds degrees in Child Development and Clinical Psychology, is a Certified EMDR practitioner and has additional specialized training in Bereavement counseling.

Michele Tae

Michele Tae, Buddhist Chaplain and Director, Mindfulness Center Idaho
Michele is the Director of Mindfulness Center Idaho and President and Senior Consultant for Commonthread Incorporated, where she has provided management consulting services since 1984. Michele trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model at the Upaya Institute during her study to become a chaplain and felt an immediate calling to this work. She was ordained as a Buddhist Chaplain in 2010. As the Director of the Mindfulness Center Idaho, Michele continues to pursue her passion to bring mindfulness and resiliency skills to individuals and organizations. Michele is also an ordained member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing.

Nancy Barickman, LISW

Nancy has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for over thirty years.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.She has over twenty years of clinical experience in issues of grief and loss with ten years directing a grief services program for the New Mexico Medical Examiners Office. She has a private practice and has traveled internationally with TRI to China and Haiti.

Nancy Sokolow, LCSW

Nancy Sokolow is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Santa Monica, CA.    As a member of the Senior Faculty for the Trauma Resource Institute, Nancy has taught both levels of the Trauma Resiliency Model, co-facilitated consultation groups, developed a specialty class on Addiction and the Application of the Trauma Resiliency Model, and traveled internationally as part of a team, to bring the Community Resiliency Model to Haiti. In addition to being somatically trained, she is EMDR certified.

Nobuko "Noni" Hattori, PhD

Nobuko "Noni" Hattori received her PhD from California School of Professional Psychology in 2004. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in California. She has worked with people dealing with addictions, anxiety, depression and life and cultural transition challenges. Dr. Hattori is a native of Japan and is part of the Nichi Bei Care Network. She has been a leading force in bringing biological based models (CRM and TRM) to Japan following the Great East Japan Earthquake. Dr. Hattori has translated the TRM/CRM materials into Japanese. She is publishing an article in February of 2013 about the Community Resiliency Model in Japan.

Patricia Butler, LCSW, LMFT

Patricia Butler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has trained in Levels 1 and 2 of the Trauma Resiliency Model and has been a facilitator in the TRM trainings over the past 18 months. Her work includes a focus on relationship issues, trauma resolution, anxiety, depression, and adoption adjustment. She is a student of the Contemplative spiritual tradition including Contemplative Psychology and understands that issues of spirituality are often intertwined with the challenges that are presented in psychotherapy. In working with her clients, Patricia allows space for exploration of how life's struggles intersect with one's spiritual questions when this is appropriate and desired by her clients.

Paul Fugelsang, LPC

Paul  Fugelsang is a Licensed Professional Counselor/therapist in North Carolina. Paul is fluent in Spanish and works with both English and Spanish speakers. A long-time meditation practitioner, Paul received his Masters degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He is currently the founder and executive director of the Open Path Psychotherapy Collective. Paul has been actively working in the mental health community since 1996. He has worked with children and families in Latin America, mental health clinics in Colorado, and at a juvenile justice organization in New York City. In addition to his extensive clinical experience, he is certified parenting instructor and has worked as an interpreter at the United Nations.

Peggy Rowe, PhD

Dr. Peggy Rowe is a chaplain, mindfuness teacher and consultant specializing in mindfulness education and facilitation, mentoring, curriculum design, leadership development & organizational change efforts.  For over 20 years she has dedicated herself to working with individuals and organizations that are transforming their present way of being in order to improve their quality of life and to better serve others.  She co-authored Making Friends with Time and Love’s Garden, which was selected as a Best Buddhist Book of 2009.

Randy Imhoff, LMFT

Randy Imhoff, LMFT is a retired Army Chaplain with over 30 years of
military service. He spent his last 10 years in the military as a
Family Life Chaplain. He is currently the Clinical Director of Family
Counseling Service of NNY, Inc in Watertown, NY.  Randy has facilitated at the Trauma Resiliency Model Trainings and is now a trainer.  He brings his rich knowledge of military culture to the Trauma Resource Institute.

SAKTI ROSE, M.A., SEP

Sakti Rose, MA, SEP brings over three decades of teaching experience and body-oriented clinical psychotherapy to her work. She is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and has been oriented to the Trauma Resiliency Model, and has taught these skills and assisted trainings with TRI nationally and internationally. Sakti received her Master’s degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO. She teaches mindfulness and trauma classes extensively over the past 16 years at hospitals, meditation centers and organizations.

Satsuki Ina, Ph.D., LMFT

Satsuki Ina, Ph.D., MFT
Dr. Ina is the founder of the Family Study Center, a community agency dedicated to providing community counseling services and post-graduate clinical training for marriage, family and child therapists. Dr Ina has been in private practice for over 25 years, specializing in cross-cultural counseling, interracial marriages, transracial adoptions and diversity training for agencies and corporations. She is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Counselor Education, School of Education, California State University, Sacramento. Dr. Ina is a founding member of the Nichi Bei Care Network, an association of Japanese and Japanese American therapists primarily focusing on mental health disaster relief effort in Japan. She is a therapist/facilitator for community trauma projects regarding Japanese American WWII concentration camp victims and the San Francisco Chinatown Clergy Abuse Healing Project. Dr. Ina has directed two documentaries, Children of the Camps and From a Silk Cocoon. Go to www.children-of-the-camps.org to learn more about Dr. Ina's collaborative film work.

Stephanie Citron, PhD

Stephanie Citron, PhD, is a Trauma Resiliency Model Master Trainer and TRI Research Consultant. Stephanie is a clinical psychologist in the private practice of psychotherapy, supervision and consultation in Asheville, NC. , specializing in treatment of trauma, women’s health, and couples' issues. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and a certified Imago Relationship Therapist. A faculty member in the community residency programs (out of University of NC-Chapel Hill) in both Family Practice and OB-GYN, she taught residents behavioral medicine for 10 years. She has been privileged to train TRM skills to Haitian health workers in Haiti over the last two years since the 2010 earthquake.

Toni Carreon, RN, BSN

Toni Carreon RN, BSN, MA, SEP, HTP, is a registered nurse, educator, and business owner of Cottage Pines Assisted Living.  She has incorporated the TRM skills into her roles as a clinical nurse and nurse educator. She has studied Healing Touch, Trauma Resiliency Model, Somatic Experiencing and is a Master HeartMath trainer for Kaiser Permanente, Fresno.  Ms. Carreon traveled to China with TRI and has brought her experience to the TRM trainings as a facilitator.  Ms. Carreon hopes to bring TRM skills to the nursing field where she believes it can make a contribution to healing patients. She has three children and three grandchildren residing in Clovis, Ca.

Wendi Svoboda, LCSW

Wendi Svoboda, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in Los Angeles.  She has been involved with TRI since 2006.  Wendi is a facilitator of both Level 1 and Level 2 trainings, and has co-created and taught a TRM specialty class on utilizing TRM skills with the chronically mentally ill.  She works at a hospital in Sherman Oaks treating persons with chronic mental illnesses.   Wendi is a tutor for the Systems-Based Healthcare course at UCLA for 3rd year medical students and advanced practice nursing students.  Since 2004, Wendi has been an active member of Toastmasters, International; a public speaking and leadership organization. Wendi has a private practice in Burbank, CA where she uses both TRM and EMDR (in which she is certified).

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